October 03, 2016
Molyneaux wins Ngata achievement award
Veteran television journalist Tini Molyneaux has won the inaugural Whai Ngata Award for lifetime achievement in journalism at the Massey University Nga Kpu Ora Maori Book and journalism awards.
Introducing the award at last night’s ceremony at Auckland War Memorial Museum, judge and former Television New Zealand colleague Shane Taurima cited testimonials that her reporting smashed stereotypes, broke injustice and celebrated indigenous success.
The Maori journalist of the year award went to Maiki Sherman for a portfolio of three stories run on Native Affairs, with another Native Affairs reporter, Iulia Leilua, picking up a highly commended citation for her work.
Patricia Grace won the creative writing section with Chappy, her first novel in 10 years.
The history and biography category was won by Danny Keenan for Te Whiti o Rongomai and the Resistance of Parihaka, and Jessica Hutchings Maori food sovereignty handbook, Te Mahi Mara Hua Parakore, took the non fiction prize.
Te Rangihiroa Panoho’s weighty overview Maori Art won the arts category, and Scotty Morrison’s condensed guide Maori Made Easy took the Maori language tohu.
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